Today in the U.K. it’s the start of British Summertime and the clocks move forward. This inspired me to alter one of the children’s building blocks (The Altered Element Upcycle Challenge) with a time theme.
My starting point was to prep the cube by sanding and then a layer of Gesso. Then Lumiere Metallic Rust and Golden Glass Bead Gel.
For “T” I stamped Temptress onto a glass circle, dripped Alcohol Inks on the rear and adhered the image to a piece of cardstock sprayed with Adirondack Colourwash spray. German Scrap, dressmakers snaps and watch parts (dismantled a watch myself) were coloured with Alcohol Inks.
Again you can see repeats of the snaps and German Scrap. I noticed, after colouring German Scrap with caramel and terracotta Alcohol Inks, turn over and it gives a rusty look – perfect.
“M” is Temptress stamped in the same manner as for “T”. This time I distorted her image slightly by smudging. This was in homage to Dali and his melting clocks!
I smudged Alcohol Ink onto the watch face and added pieces of mica.
This is the view looking down. By using silicone glue it enabled me to build layers and have pieces suspended.
Children’s Building Block
Adirondack Colourwash Sprays – Espresso and Butterscotch
Alcohol Inks – Caramel, Espresso and Terracotta
Golden Glass Bead Gel
Gold marker pen
Watch (dismantle or purchase watch parts)
Lumiere Metallic Rust
Epoxy alphabet stickers
2 glass circles
“Temptress” Stampington & co
Staz-on Timber Brown
Glues – silicone glue, UHU.
Two more altered blocks will follow over the coming weeks.